Printer Friendly

RAYTHEON ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL PATRIOT PAC-3 FLIGHT TEST

 RAYTHEON ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL PATRIOT PAC-3 FLIGHT TEST
 LEXINGTON, Mass., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) today announced that the Patriot system successfully passed a major milestone in its growth program which is designed to expand air defense capability for the U.S. and its allies when a newly developed Patriot PAC-3 Multimode Missile successfully intercepted a Tactical Ballistic Missile (TBM) target at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
 This was the second successful guidance flight test of the Multimode Missile and demonstrated the ability of Patriot to intercept TBMs at altitudes far greater than possible with the PAC-2 configuration utilized in Desert Storm.
 During the test on Friday, July 24, 1992, a Patriot Fire Unit with a tactically integrated Patriot Missile, utilizing a Multimode seeker, successfully intercepted and destroyed a surrogate Tactical Ballistic Missile. The target was detected, placed under track, and classified for engagement by the Patriot radar and fire control systems. At engagement, the Multimode Missile was launched and successfully transitioned through the normal guidance modes. In the terminal mode, C-band semi-active Track-Via-Missile and K-band active guidance modes were exercised, with intercept occurring under the active guidance mode. The Multimode Missile's integrated fuze initiated the warhead and destroyed the incoming ballistic missile at high altitude.
 The new Multimode seeker gives Patriot higher firepower, improved performance against advanced aircraft and cruise missiles, and expanded defended area coverage and higher altitude intercepts against Tactical Ballistic Missiles.
 William H. Swanson, senior vice president and Missile Systems Division's general manager, stated, "This successful test of the Patriot Multimode Missile is a major milestone in the Patriot Growth Program and continues the U.S. Army's program to make Patriot 'all it can be.'"
 The Multimode Seeker Program, one of a number of Patriot upgrades, is being accomplished under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the United States and Germany for extended air defense.
 Raytheon Company, headquartered in Lexington, Mass., is a $9.3 billion diversified technology company with sales in four business segments: Electronics, Aircraft Products, Energy and Environmental, and Major Appliances.
 -0- 7/28/92
 /CONTACT: Patrick Coulter of Raytheon 617-860-2173/
 (RTN) CO: Raytheon Company ST: Massachusetts IN: ARO SU:


TM -- NE001 -- 4741 07/29/92 15:55 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Jul 29, 1992
Words:370
Previous Article:SCIENCE DYNAMICS REPORTS RESULTS
Next Article:TUPPERWARE DENIES END OF PARTY
Topics:


Related Articles
RAYTHEON ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL PATRIOT PAC-3 FLIGHT TEST
RAYTHEON ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL PATRIOT PAC-3 FLIGHT TEST
ARMY AWARDS RAYTHEON $121 MILLION AS PAC-3 SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR
Taiwan Destroys TBM, Cruise Missile Targets With Raytheon's Patriot Air and Missile Defense System.
Raytheon's Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) System Successful in Latest Test Firing.
Raytheon's Patriot GEM-T Missiles Two for Two.
Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missile Destroys Drone Target to Mark Second- Straight Successful Test Flight in May.
Raytheon's 'Pure Fleet' $38.6 Million Contract Award To Enhance Patriot Global Capabilities.
Successful PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement Flight.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters